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Northwest Africa 14341
Basic information Name: Northwest Africa 14341
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: NWA 14341
Observed fall: No
Year found: 2021
Country: (Northwest Africa)
Mass:help 567 g
Recommended:  Lunar (Feldsp. Breccia)    [explanation]

This is 1 of 312 approved meteorites classified as Lunar (Feldsp. Breccia).   [show all]
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Comments: Approved 31 Oct 2021
Writeup from MB 110:

Northwest Africa 14341 (NWA 14341)

(Northwest Africa)

Purchased: 2021

Classification: Lunar meteorite (feldspathic breccia)

History: Purchased from a Moroccan meteorite dealer in 2021.

Physical characteristics: Single stone, no fusion crust. Saw-cut slices reveal a fragmental breccia with white and reddish clasts set in a dark-colored groundmass.

Petrography: (C. Agee, UNM) Reflected light microscopy shows numerous olivine and pyroxene fragments set in a feldspathic dominated groundmass.

Geochemistry: (A. Ross, UNM) Olivine Fa48.5±6.0, Fe/Mn=96±3, n=6; pigeonite Fs31.8±10.3Wo31.8±10.2, Fe/Mn=62±8, n=7; plagioclase An96.9±0.5, n=4.

Classification: Lunar, feldspathic breccia

Specimens: 22.8 g on deposit at UNM, Larry Atkins holds the main mass.

Data from:
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Place of purchase:Morocco
Date:P 2021
Mass (g):567
Class:Lunar (Feldsp. Breccia)
Shock stage:high
Weathering grade:moderate
Fayalite (mol%):48.5±6.0
Ferrosilite (mol%):31.8±10.2
Wollastonite (mol%):10.1±4.2
Classifier:C. Agee, UNM
Type spec mass (g):22.8
Type spec location:UNM
Main mass:Larry Atkins
Comments:Field name LA-3011; submitted by C. Agee, UNM
   and collections
UNM: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03 2050 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-1126 USA, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 12 Feb 2015)
References: Published in Gattacceca J., McCubbin F.M., Grossman J., Bouvier A., Chabot N.L., D'Orazio M., Goodrich C., Greshake A., Gross J., Komatsu M., Miao B., and Schrader D. (2022) The Meteoritical Bulletin, No. 110. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 1-4
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     This is 1 of 9013 approved meteorites from (Northwest Africa) (plus 1869 unapproved names)

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